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Bhāgavata Purāṇa, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā Purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavataṃ and Bhāgavata is one of the major puranic texts of Hinduism with its focus on bhakti towards Vishnu.

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Does Krishna Bhagavatam say that Brahmins in Kaliyuga would not follow their Varna-Dharma?

The narrator says (in Tamil) that, according to Krishna Bhagavatam, "in Kaliyuga, Brahmins will have no defining characteristics except the yagnopaveetam" Source https://www.youtube.com/...
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A Srivaishnavite teacher says Radha's story is in Bhagavatam, but not her name

In Tamil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fva7PFb2bCs&t=3861s What is the basis to say that? 1:08:20 - Krishna's footsteps are seen walking alongside a woman and the woman is said to be Radha.
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What does Bhagvata Purana tell about Arjun-Subhadra love affair ? Was it one-sided only from Subhadra side?

What does Bhagvata Purana tells about love story between Arjun and Subhadra ? Was it one sided only from Subhadra side ?
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Is the story of Gajendra-Mokṣa mentioned in other texts besides the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Purāṇa?

We find the complete story of the Elephant named - Gajendra getting Mokṣa through god Viṣṇu's grace, (and hence the reason for calling it the 'Gajendra Mokṣa'), in Chapter 2, 3 & 4 of the Canto 8 ...
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Did Sagara originally desire 60,000 daughters ergo threatening Indra?

What's the scriptural basis behind the lore of Indra feeling threatened by Sagara's desire to beget 60,000 daughters?
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The actual age of each yuga [duplicate]

Puranas extensively mention the length of a mahayuga or a chaturyuga to be of 12000 divine years or 4,320,000 human years. This period is divided in 4:3:2:1 in 4 subsequent Yugas. But Yukteshwar Giri, ...
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What was irreligious in the marriage between Krishna's grandson and Rukmi's grand daughter?

Please see the attached verses from Bhagvatam Carumati was Krishna's daughter who married Krtavarma's son. Her son Aniruddha married Rocana. Rocana was Rukmavati and Pradyumna's daughter and Rukmi's ...
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How to understand the words of Prabhupāda about the custom of bathing in rivers by girls and women?

Consider the following comment by Prabhupāda on the custom of bathing in rivers by girls and women. Śrīla Prabhupāda comments as follows: “It is an old system among Indian girls and women that when ...
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I have read the Bhagavad Gita as it is. Does Srimad Bhagavatam something more than the gita? [duplicate]

I really liked reading the Bhagavad Gita. Is there something more to Srimad Bhagavatam by Srila Prabhupada? It has 12 Cantos which are really very long and needs patience. Would the Bhagavatam purana ...
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What are the best websites/books/ translations of works of Vallabhacharya and Shuddhādvaita?

I want translations of works of Vallabhacharya, and Pushti Maarg such as the Gita bhashya and Bhagwat Purana Bhashya in Hindi/English. Along with that what are the best websites to learn about Rudra ...
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What was guru tradition of Sridhara Swami?

Are there any references of guru tradition of Sridhara Swami (commentator of Bhagavatam)? I did not find any information on him, his life etc., besides some blogs such as https://gaudiyascripture....
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How come Yajña married His own sister Dakṣiṇā?

In this canto of the Shrimad Bhagavatam Yajña Who is identified as Hari married His uterine sister Dakṣiṇā Who's identified as the partial avatāra of Lakshmi. So They had the same gotra Even if the ...
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Description of Krishna

Can you give some description of Krishna from Srimad Bhagavatam? I have tried to search a lot but nothing is satisfying. I can't grasp the true essence.
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Timeline Of Various Puranas

It is well-established by the great yogis, after attaining siddhis, that the stories told in the Puranas are not at all metaphorical and allegorical. It is known when these stories were revealed. ...
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What does the following slokha says about human soul and parabrahman?

Consider the following verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam bhidyate hṛdaya-granthiś chidyante sarva-saṁśayāḥ kṣīyante cāsya karmāṇi dṛṣṭa evātmanīśvare Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all ...
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Age difference between Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu

Varaha incarnation killed Hiranyakshya during beginning of current kalpa as per this section of Bhagavata. Text 17: Brahmā thought: While I have been engaged in the process of creation, the earth has ...
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Bharat Varsh And the Exact Place Of our Earth Globe

Now, there have been many interpretations of Jambudweep so far, I can definitely see it clearly popping up on the internet. My question is, how do we relate our present location of the planet to ...
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Bhu-mandala system

Bhagavata Purana's 5th Canto describes the Bhu-mandala planetary system. Is the Bhu-mandala system THIS Earth (i.e. the planet in which I am writing this question), or is it a different planet located ...
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Bhagvata Purana contradicts the fact that Lord Shiva is unborn

Bhagvata Purana Canto 3 chapter 12 describes the birth of Lord Rudra. Brahma gives him many names: (Brahma said) The following are your names: Manyu, Manu, Mahinasa, Mahan, Shiva, Ritudhvaja, Ugra-...
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How do we solve the contradiction of Rukmi being alive during the war, though Balarama had killed him before?

The events of Shri Krishna’s life described the Harivamsa, take place before the Mahabharata war. The same can also be gauged from the chronology of events given in the tenth skandha of the Srimad ...
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Did Draupdi marry only Yudhistira? [duplicate]

Today I watched a YouTube video As per this video, I am confused due to the opinions and thoughts stated by the youtuber. He says that Draupdi married only Yudhistira and not all five Pandavas. He ...
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Searching of one Shloka

I am searching for one shloka which means : If you take gods name in anger , in happiness , in timepass etc it still reaches god unfortunately I am not able to find the shloka , it will be great if ...
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Was there incarnation of Satya and Treta yugas personified in Mahabharata or in any other scripture?

We know that Kali who is the ruler of Kali yuga incarnated as Duryodhana and Dwapara incarnated as Shakuni. But what of the other two yugas of Sathya and Treta. Who rules these yugas? Were they ...
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Scriptural reference of Prabhupada's commentry on S.B. 4:19:11

Srila Prabhupada wrote in the purport of S.B. 4:19:11, King Indra is known as śata-kratu, which indicates that he has performed one hundred horse sacrifices (aśvamedha-yajña). We should know, however,...
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Lord Krishna's opinion on animal sacrifice

In Srimad Bhagwatam 11:21:29-30, Lord Krishna opposes animal sacrifice, Those who are sworn to sense gratification cannot understand the confidential conclusion of Vedic knowledge as explained by Me. ...
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What is the significance of smearing of Kumkuma on the chest by women in the scriptures?

Srimad Bhagavatam, while describing the consorts of Lord Krishna, such as Srimati Rukmini and others, and the close associates of Lord Krishna such as the gopikas and the women in Mathura, frequently ...
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Does Lord Krishna indirectly say that Sudras are Dogs or its a misunderstanding of commentators?

A brāhmaṇa cannot in any circumstances become like a dog, accepting an ordinary master.(ŚB 11.17.47). Srila Prabhupada writes "Śva-vṛttyā, or “a dog’s profession,” refers to the śūdras, who ...
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Why we haven't discovered different planetary systems yet as described?

While I was reading more and more, I got to know that there are different lokas below and above earth and the distance described for them is only some yojana sway (1 yojana = 8 miles = 12 kilometers), ...
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Is panchayatan puja mentioned in bhagavatam?

Do bhagavatam mention punchayatan puja. And do bhagavatam says all five Gods(devatās) are equal?
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Where can I get PDF of Srimad Bhagavata by Swami Tapasyananda?

I am looking for PDF of Swami Tapasyananda's (of Ramakrishna Mission) commentary on Bhagavatam Purana.
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Even the Moksha achieved after getting slayed by the Supreme Lord is Impermanent?

As per this QnA, anyone killed by the Supreme Lord achieves Moksha. Then why is it that the cursed Jīvātman of Jaya & Vijaya (the door keepers of God Vishnu's Vaikuntha) had to be re-born not ...
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Panchayata puja in vaishava puranas?

Do Vishnu Purana (or) bhagavatam tells about panchayata puja About five god worship which is given by adivata and Adi shankaracharya Padma purana tells about five god worship like that Vishnu Purana ...
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What happened to the Rakshasi who breastfed lord Krishna?

Video At 19:50 onwards So what happened to her in the video? Why did she die? [How can someone die when she is breastfeeding?]
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Is the commentary on Bhagavatam by Sridhara Swami available?

Is Sridhara Swami's commentary on Bhagavatam available now in English or Telugu? Is the Gita Press translation of the Bhagavatam based on Sridhara Swami's commentary?
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What is the scriptural description of Shri Krshn's physical appearance?

How did He look like during His infancy, childhood, boyhood, youth and adulthood? Is there any mention of Him having an Ashtaratni body?
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Time period of Kapila muni

If Kapila muni lived during Svayambhuva-manvantara, did he live approximately 426 Maha-yugas back?. Reasons for this question: Current Manu is 7/14. Swayambhu Manu is 1/14. Each Manu rules 71 Maha-...
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Who was Kubja? What was her relationship with Krishna? [duplicate]

In Srimad Bhagavata Purana and also in Brahma-Vaivarata Purana there is a story of Kubja, a dasi of Kamsa. Who was that in other scripture and what was her relationship with Bhagwaan Krishna? I have ...
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What will happen to Indra's wife Shachi and Indra's mother Aditi when Bali takes over the post of Indra in 8th manvantara? [duplicate]

In the Vamana Avatara, Lord Vishnu had given a boon to Asura king Bali that he would become Indra in the 8th manvantara. So what will happen to Aditi and Shachi? Will they leave the heaven with ...
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Does the Bhagavata Purana ignore Sanskrit grammar?

The Bhagavata Purana is one of the most celebrated Puranas in the Indian tradition, with extensive commentaries from various Acharyas across the centuries. Being a popular scripture, it has inspired ...
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Jaya and Vijaya:Vishnu's option

After the curse to Jaya and Vijaya from Kumaras , Vishnu appeared before them, and the gatekeepers requested Vishnu to lift the curse of the Kumaras. Vishnu said that the curse of the Kumaras cannot ...
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How many years does it take for Saptarṣi constellation to pass from Maghā to Pūrvāsāḍhā?

I don't have any idea on how Saptarṣi constellation passes from one nakshatra to another. Consider the following lines from When the great sages of the Saptarṣi constellation pass from Maghā to ...
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Do devatas have martial tings ? Do Devatas have semen?

Do devatas like Vishnu Shiva krishna ganapati as sense Do they have semen
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Scriptural age for Srimad Bhagavata Purana

There are several opinions on when the Srimad Bhagavata Purana originated. Other than the opinions of the modern scholars, does the Srimad Bhagavatam comment on its time of origin? Any lines from the ...
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Bhagavata Maha Purana and Gayatri Mantra

Matsya Maha Purana chapter 53, slokha 20 says the following: यत्राधिक्र्त्य गायत्रीम् वर्ण्यते धर्मविस्तर: | व्र्त्रासुरवधोपेतम् तत्भागवतमुछ्यते || Translation: The Purana that contains The Gayatri ...
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Does kalki avatar happen once in kalpa?

Kalki is prophesied as the 10th avatar of lord vishnu. Lord krishna comes once in a kalpa and lord ramchandra as well. What about lord kalki ? Can you confirm whether lord krishna and ram also come ...
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Does Vaishnavism ordain one to cut the tongue of a blasphemer?

I was reading Srimad Bhagavatam with Srila Prabhupada's translation/commentary when I came upon verse 4.4.17: Sati continued: If one hears an irresponsible person blaspheme the master and controller ...
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Is Vaikuntha a physical realm in altogether a different dimension where Sriman Narayana exist,or is it a myth? [duplicate]

There have been references about divine abodes of vaikuntha in Vishnu puran and Bhgavadam,does vaikuntha really exixts at first place ,if so what will be the day to day activities of vaikuntha vaasis ?...
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Why Uddhava Gita starts differently - are there different Uddhava Gitas?

I found some texts on Uddhava Gita online: first second third # this is amazon preview, but you can preview chapter 1 sloka 1 They all start differently: first start with suka uwacha second starts ...
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How many times did Lord Paraśurāma extirpate kṣatriyas?

In Valmiki Ramayana (Balakanda, Sarga 75), Bhagavan Parashurama says: Oh, Rama, on hearing the unregenerate and highly perfidious murdering of my father, I rancorously extirpated Kshatriya-s as and ...
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What arguments are made by scholars and non-Śāktas to prove the Devī Bhāgavata isn't a major Purāṇa?

As the title says, what are the arguments usually made by scholars and non-Śāktas (Vaiṣṇavas & others) when they say the Devī Bhāgavata Purāṇa doesn't belong in the list of 18 Mahā-purāṇas?
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